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SXSW Interactive 2015

Cluster Fudge: Recipes for WordPress in the Cloud

Your self-hosted WordPress site is quickly growing in popularity and page views. Or maybe you want to get away from that costly enterprise CMS currently on your plate and adopt a delectable, open-source platform. There are many reasons you might need the performance and redundancy of a clustered server solution, and I’ll show you how to mix up the ingredients needed to throw together a successful cloud-hosted WordPress environment that’s right for your business and your clients.

We’ll dive deep into common multi-server configurations - from cheap and quick for the cost-conscious startup, to robust and complex for the high degree of management an enterprise demands. You will leave with downloadable code snippets and config files, a better knowledge of how to create a clustered WordPress solution to match your site's requirements, and plenty of tips and tricks for better caching without sacrificing the dynamic nature of the WordPress platform.

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Takeaways

  1. What are some common configurations for enterprise-class WordPress sites in the cloud, and which one can I adopt for my own site right now?
  2. Why is caching so important, and how do I balance site performance against fresh content on a dynamic platform like WordPress?
  3. I'm a developer, not a sys admin! What do I have to know about Linux to achieve an easily-maintainable, performance-focused WordPress site in a clustered, cloud-hosted environment?
  4. Which cloud-hosting providers are best for WordPress?
  5. What's this I keep hearing about SPDY and HipHop? Are there other technologies coming up in the future that I should keep my eye on?

Speakers

Organizer

Grant Norwood, Product Manager, Web Developer, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

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  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Solo
  • Track: Design and Development
  • Track 2
  • Level: Advanced
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